Totnes Guildhall

Totnes Guildhall: Address, Phone Number, Totnes Guildhall Reviews: 4.5/5

Totnes Guildhall
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK295 contributions
Closed when we were there so have to take opinions on trust
Sep 2020
The Guildhall was closed as we walked through from a car park to the high street but being used to Eastern Guildhalls it does not seem terribly impressive. Its site seems a little cramped by the church and we may have passed it by without a second look had itnot been for the plaque and the roof. I hope this review is doing the building an injustice and that we were just unlucky.
Written September 30, 2020
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Kathy F
2 contributions
Could have been so much more ......
Aug 2020
Difficult to find - just one sign from the main road. Not open even mid morning - no opening hour details or explanation and no external information about the place so very disappointing.
Written August 21, 2020
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SFM1959
Colchester, UK603 contributions
Interesting history just off the High Street
Jul 2019 • Couples
Popped in here whilst in Totnes recently. Free to enter (donations asked for...) Plenty of history of the town, especially with regard to the shipping off of convicts to Australia! Worth a look if you are into history.
Written July 20, 2019
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angelinat202
Totnes, UK74 contributions
History of the town is well documented
Sep 2018 • Family
You can learn just about all you want to about Totnes by just visiting the guildhall. History of the town is well documented with photos and it’s all well laid out and very well managed and maintained. A donation of £1 a visit per person is a very small amount, considering the knowledge you will gain from the visit. A must for all visitors.
Written October 1, 2018
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Neil S
Wantage, UK97 contributions
Don't miss the Historic Guildhall Totnes
Sep 2018
This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The building, a former Benedictine Monastery became a Guildhall in 1553 It contained a Magistrates Court from 1624 until 1974. At various times it housed the town's prison from where inmates were deported to Australia. Cromwell was known to have visited during the English Civil War. The building also contains a small museum depicting the history of the town. The mayors of Totnes for over 600 years are listed in the former courthouse.
The in-house guide (lately from Oxford) was excellent. The Guildhall is normally open from 11am to 3pm, but best to check with the website.
The building is still used for some mayoral functions
Written September 16, 2018
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Jez T
Woodbridge, UK31 contributions
So much in such a small building
Aug 2018 • Family
So much history in such a small building spanning seven centuries. It's free entry with a suggested donation of £1. Well worth the money. The guide was terrific and great with the young teenager letting them lock the jail from the outside with a key the size of a housebrick. The bullring and the bulldogs was grim, the stocks, the queen's signature and mayoral accessories worth a small fortune. Excellent visit. Well worth a stop over
Written August 28, 2018
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Allen H
Lisbon, Portugal446 contributions
Fascinating historical building- great guide!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit. The building has been used as a jail, courthouse, museum and is still used for town council meetings.
The guide - a local volunteer - was excellent , very informative and interesting with some entertaining tales from events in the towns history.
Written July 24, 2018
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NKulatunga
Hertfordshire, UK58 contributions
A lot of history
Jul 2018 • Friends
Sixteenth century original court room and a functioning council chamber. Courtroom, jail, council chambers and a lot of history and a friendly and informative guide. Worth a visit.
There are some lovely cake shops, an Elizabethan house museum, we had lunch at Pie street which was lovely (steak and Ale pie)
Written July 20, 2018
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Lynn P
Cincinnati, OH77 contributions
Quaint hall with fascinating history
Jun 2018 • Couples
Stumbled across this place behind St. Mary's church. A gentlemen who appeared to be "on duty" was eager to share with us the history of the town guild hall, which contains a listing of all the mayors, including the current mayor dressed in formal mayoral garb. Also a mantrap (!) and cell in which criminals were held. The hall itself is small. Worth a quick stop to see and hear a bit of English history before returning to walking the steep HIgh Street of Totnes with its charming shops.
Written July 1, 2018
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Annalise E
Bristol, UK319 contributions
Brilliant guide
Jun 2018 • Friends
What a fascinating and historic place. Totally interesting. The guide in there today was awesome and knowledgeable
Written June 19, 2018
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